Fayan Points to a Blind

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 7/7/2019

Book of Serenity, Case 27

How is it when a vow is made without clarity of our true intentions, or who will be impacted, or the results of our actions? How do we revisit, again and again, that commitment or vow and make it “more perfect”? This ancient Dharma teaching from Master Fayan and the pledge behind our own Independence Day vows—the Constitution of the US—both reflect and create our world, and our place in it.

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